AGA heat-storage cookers have filled the kitchens and the hearts of AGA owners with their warmth for generations - and continue to do so today. But with rising energy costs and changing lifestyles, more existing and prospective AGA owners naturally want to know about the cost of running their AGA heat-storage cooker, and the impact it has on the environment.
Well, you'll be glad to know that a modern AGA heat-storage
cooker can be as efficient as a conventional cooker, and if used in
a considerate way, can actually play its part in managing your
household bills. For a detailed account of how this works, take a
look at our Aganomics guide .
And as for our green credentials, the AGA heat-storage cooker is almost entirely recyclable so you'll never see one on a landfill site. How many other cookers can claim the same?
At full cooking temperature, a programmable AGA heat-storage cooker radiates up to 1.5kW per hour and up to 1kW per hour in slumber mode. This energy usage is very similar to a medium sized household radiator, which emits up to 1.5kW per hour.
This means that an AGA cooker gives off enough heat to keep most
kitchens warm, even in winter, which means you're likely to never
use the radiators in that room. This will compensate for the energy
an AGA uses and could even save you even more.
There are also a number of ways to potentially link an AGA cooker's warmth into natural airflows in the home. Some owners link up their heat-storage cooker to a heat recovery system to make use of the residual heat. This shows you that AGA has the capacity to be central to new home energy management systems.
An AGA heat-storage cooker does more than cook food; it's a
domestic workhorse that can do many of the jobs of your smaller
kitchen appliances, for example:
Did you know?
Over 30 years, an AGA owner can save thousands of pounds by not having to buy, fix or replace electrical appliances such as kettles, toasters and tumble driers.
All our cast-iron AGA cookers are 90%
recyclable. Not only that, but since the very first model was made,
70% of each new AGA cooker has been created using reclaimed iron
from items such as door fittings, drain covers, lamp posts and much
more. As green credentials go, that's pretty impressive.
We're also sensitive to the fact AGA enthusiasts can only use certain fuels which is why our models are available with several different fuel options including propane, kerosene heating oil, natural gas and electricity, so you are able to choose the fuel type that best suits your lifestyle.
Also, running parallel with our key product design and innovation is our focus on developing programmes using micro-generated electricity, which includes developing ways of using wind, solar power and heat pumps.
Almost 60% of all AGA cookers sold today are programmable, thanks to AIMS - the AGA Intelligent Management System. This nifty device enables an AGA cooker to alternate its temperature according to demand, saving up to 25% on running costs.
Every programmable AGA cooker is ready to cook at any time. However, with AIMS it can also power down while you're at work, sleep when you sleep and holiday when you holiday - making it highly cost effective and efficient.
AIMS handsets come as standard with every electric AGA heat-storage cooker and come as an optional extra with gas models. Find out more.
The 30-amp AGA
heat-storage cooker, available as a 2-oven or
4-oven AGA cooker, stores cheaper electricity during
the night to use throughout the day. The electricity is stored into
heat bricks deep within the AGA cooker, the heat being released
gradually, offering you real cost efficiency.
Did you know?
Overnight off peak electricity is half the cost of daytime electricity and if stored overnight for daytime use, it can save you up to 40% against other fuel types.
An AGA heat storage cooker's longevity is at least three times
that of a conventional cooker. In fact, thousands of AGA cookers
across the UK are still working perfectly after 50 years or more of
sterling service. It's well known that many AGA families pass their
AGA cookers down from one generation to the next.